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Don Henry AM is Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Melbourne university
Well finally the prime minister has confirmed he’ll attend the Glasgow Climate Summit where 200 leaders from across the globe will meet on Climate change and there’s not a news site that is ignoring this pivotal meeting taking place in three weeks time.
Everyone everywhere is talking about Climate Change as we edge closer to the Climate summit in Glasgow leading up to one of the worlds most critical summits in Paris the COP26 conference.
So what’s all this about - it’s confusing and overwhelming for many ..
For some like
Mission Zero a humble Australian non-profit that few everyday punters have heard of , it’s clear and they’re expecting an eye-watering $40 trillion from all over the world … they like many, are banking on a net zero economy, with the number of businesses backing sustainable investments tripling in the past five years.
Even Most AFL players have signed onto the “cool down” climate change grid initiative to drive zero emissions!
One person at the absolute forefront of the climate Change debate and revolution is Don Henry AM an Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism at the Melbourne Sustainable Society, Melbourne university.
He has spent a lifetime dedicated to the protection of our planet.
Whether it’s as former head of the Australian Conservation Foundation or in his current pivotal roles as professor of environmentalism
As an International Board Member of The Climate Reality Project chaired by the Hon. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.
Concern about climate change is at record
high levels with 75 pc of Australians worried - its the highest level of concern since Climate of the Nation began tracking.
Don and his team’s global mission is spearheading the critical drive to zero emissions by 2050.
As a trained Climate Reality leader myself the Climate Reality project is an initiative that helps equip and educate people to inform others about the threat of climate change.
His current engagement program is to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, negotiated by the global community in December 2015.
Don is working with researchers, government, civil society, global institutions, and business to provide leadership in the fields of environmental policy development, reform, climate change, and sustainability.
As our world rests on the precipice of an inexplicable climate reality- educating informing and engaging are key to catapulting change and elevating Australia’s position on the global stage in the desperate fight to protect our planet.
The government’s long-term emissions reduction strategy – the centrepiece of Australia’s climate offerings ahead of the COP26 summit – will support traditional export sectors With a focus on
international partnerships, developing clean hydrogen and ammonia export industries, no new taxes, supporting electric vehicle ¬uptake, delivering reliable and cheap energy and limiting intervention in market and consumer choices.”
It seems the changes are coming slowly but surely as the world wakes up to an irrefutable, powerful and terrifying reality that there is no longer a choice but to embrace 2050 zero emissions.
Well It seems clear Mother Nature has been seriously disturbed and we need to urgently repair, renew rejuvenate and recalibrate .. to heal her ..